Ethan Kaste

Resident in Counseling

Ethan Kaste

Why I love being a therapist

Listening to people’s stories has always been a life-giving experience for me. While I understand that this might not be the case for everyone, for me, it’s more than just a cathartic experience for others—it’s an invitation to contribute to their healing journey. It is incredibly meaningful for me to sit with couples and individuals and hear their unique experiences, help them to know themselves more intimately, and then learn to share themselves with their partner in a more clear and vulnerable way. I admire their courage in this challenging process of healing and change. 

How I help couples and individuals

My philosophy is rooted in the belief that humans are naturally inclined to flourish. In a therapeutic context, this translates to viewing emotions not just as something to cope with, but as a strength that can fuel personal growth. My approach leans towards being person-centered and emotion-focused when working with clients.

Primarily, I work with couples, families, and individuals. I employ Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and family counseling. Additionally, as a Certified Clinical Traumatologist, I incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) into my practice.

You are valued

I deeply value each client’s story. My priority during sessions is creating a safe space for them to share personal experiences. Nothing brings me more joy and gratitude than being part of pivotal moments in people’s lives. Recognizing that therapy involves risks, I acknowledge the courage it takes for individuals to be vulnerable, especially when meeting with someone new for the first time. I’m here to support my clients on their journey of healing and self-exploration.

What is a "Resident in Counseling"?

I have a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and am working to accrue the clinical hours to achieve full licensure. To provide high-quality therapy, I’ve done extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, including the Externship (28 hours) and Core Skills (48 hours). I am also supervised by Certified EFCT Therapists and Supervisors LuAnn Oliver and Karen Woodson, in addition to my supervision required for licensing. Additionally, I have done extensive training in trauma and am a Certified Traumatologist through the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. My education in divinity also enhances my work.

I hope to help you create a better life

Please reach out to learn how my experience can help you enhance your life and relationships. I invite you to call today so I can support you in establishing more secure bonds with those you love. You may send me a message through the contact form and include my name in the subject line.

Ethan Kaste earned is masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Divine Mercy University. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Gregory the Great Seminary. Additionally, he has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. He sees couples and families.